UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) Recognized For Its Educational Effort

Davis, CA (May 15, 2018) -  UC Davis SBC Education Director Rale Gjuric has been placed on EUROPEAN SEED's list of highly influential people in 2017. 

In a time where seed companies worldwide are having trouble filling their breeding vacancies, Rale has been instrumental in spearheading education efforts that have trained numerous students. Under his leadership, the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy has offered 15 classes worldwide since 2006 that were attended by 281 breeders from over 60 countries, making this organization the most recognized program of its kind.

Read about Rale in European Seed article: http://sbc.ucdavis.edu/files/283367.pdf or full article at: http://www.european-seed.com/docs/books/volume-5/issue-2/inc/pdf/flipbook.pdf.

The next class of the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy in Davis starts in September 2018.  The registration is still open for the few remaining spots.  For more information on the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy contact Joy Patterson at jpatterson@ucdavis.edu or visit http://pba.ucdavis.edu.

The mission of the Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) is to mobilize the research, educational, and outreach resources of UC Davis in partnership with the seed and biotechnology industries to facilitate discovery and commercialization of new seed technologies for agricultural and consumer benefit. As part of its educational program, the UC Davis SBC offers a variety of courses catered to the needs of seed industry professionals. 


Seed Biology and Quality, June 19-21, 2018, Davis, CA


Seed Business 101 Field Crops, August 20-24, 2018, St. Charles, IL


Program Management for Plant Breeders, September 18 - 20, 2018, Davis, CA (http://sbc.ucdavis.edu/Courses/Program_Management_for_Plant_Breeders/)

Seed Business 101 Horticulture, December 3-7, 2018, Davis, CA


Seed Production, February 12 - 14, 2019, Davis, CA USA